Musee de la Grande Guerre, Meaux

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An impressive collection of 50,000 objects at Musee de la Grande Guerre tells the story of the World War I, as well as its impact on society as a whole. Everyday objects, like first aid kits and stoves from the private collection of World War I expert Jean-Pierre Verne tell the story of past hardship. Innovative technology allows you to immerse all of your senses into the first World War with visual frescoes, hands-on objects, olfactory presentations, and ambient sounds. Whether you're most interested in tactics and strategy, daily life in the trenches, women's role in the war, or some other facet, you'll likely find a theme-based exhibit to explore. A visit to Musee de la Grande Guerre represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Meaux trip itinerary app to plot your vacation.
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  • A museum where l We also learn the deep origins of this war, the exhibits are richly decorated and full of comments. After two visits I know that j will return to a third
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  • A beautiful Museum, easy access. Rich in documentation, archives, objects and vehicles. Beautiful place that traces the history of this war. If you have high school or college kids, go!
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  • A museum visit for several reasons. First of all to the architecture of the building, which seems to float in the air, so wear them to false are long and the pillars spaced and discreet. Then for countless documents vehicles and period objects, reconstructions of trenches, animations showing the different phases of the war,... Everything is beautifully explained and out moved in front of so many sacrifices.
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  • Superbly done!! An impressive collection of historic artifacts surrounding the Great War. It was very apparent that a lot of thought went into how to present the story of the war along side of the artifacts that reside in this great collection. They have a superb display of mechanized vehicles such as trucks and air planes as well a Renault FT, many of which are only seen in old black and white war films of the times. There is even a Parisian taxi that shuttled troops to the front in September, 1914. Another impressive part of the collection was the uniforms from many of the different military's that participated in the war from around the world. Not to spoil it to the reader, this is a well put together collection and definitely worth the visit. While there, take some time to visit the old town center of Meaux with its medieval rampart walls that surround the Cathedral there.
  • Excellent museum, very quiet, allow a few hours to look around
  • one of the two best museums about WW1 in france
  • Really enjoyable, but it is missing a little something
  • Superb introduction to World War 1. Starting in 1870, this museum does a wonderful job of introducing people to the background and effects of the war; both at home and at the fronts.

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